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Old 09-05-2012, 12:11 AM   #21
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You can "cure" the fish for a short time and they build immunity for a few months against ich however until the parasite has no host, they will live in the tank. That means that your fish can always get it again and anytime you put a new fish in, they have a good chance as well if they don't already have it. I do think that garlic has excellent immune boosting properties and that it should be something more hobbyist feed to their fish.
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Old 09-07-2012, 12:03 AM   #22
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Well much combined saltwater experience do yo guys have? Because my LFS man has 40+, I would believe him over you guys any day. Not to say, your input wasn't helpful, just, I believe my guy wouldn't steer me wrong
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Old 09-07-2012, 12:29 AM   #23
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Well much combined saltwater experience do yo guys have? Because my LFS man has 40+, I would believe him over you guys any day. Not to say, your input wasn't helpful, just, I believe my guy wouldn't steer me wrong
I somehow am not getting what your saying. What are you believing from your lfs guy that your not believing from the people on here.
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That hypo and copper are the only effective ways to treat ich
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Oh, well thats a fact my friend, they are the two only proven methods of curing ich for sure. You may get lucky with some other cures but those two are the only for sure cures.
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I ask again, how many years of saltwater experience do u have, my friend?
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well I've been keeping fish for about 35 years with saltwater about 20 and I sure there are people on here with more experience then that. But all that really doesn't matter because the are a thousand articles and a thousand experts that say the same thing that we say. Just google cures for ich and you'll find the same things from them that people told you here. If your fish guy is telling you different I'd get a new fish guy.
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Well I traded email's with a Dr.radon from the Kordon company which asks ich attack and he is smarter that most, and I'm not trying to start an internet argument but we will see in about 5 days weather I'm right or y'all right.
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Hmmm...have had saltwater fish since I was 20 and one of my degrees is in microbiology. In addition I've studied bacteriology along with marine biology. I mostly enjoy Microbial ecology because it's interesting to me. I for one am most definitely no expert by any means. Not saying he is "wrong", however the life cycle of these parasitic organisms have been highly researched and are continuously researched. What he is telling you DOES help your fish with boosting immune systems. In doing so, it helps them fight off disease and parasites. What he is not telling you is that once you stop doing what you are doing, your infected fish will begin to lose immunity as it only lasts a few months. Therefore, they will be susceptible once more. I'm sorry however if he claims garlic will cure ich and you will no longer have it in your tank then he needs to consult with the many researchers/SCIENTISTS in Marine Biology out there because they are wasting millions studying disease, viruses, parasites, etc. . I may sound harsh and I apologize however I believe in science and proven data. You are not killing the parasite and if he is telling you that then he is highly misinformed.
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Well I traded email's with a Dr.radon from the Kordon company which asks ich attack and he is smarter that most, and I'm not trying to start an internet argument but we will see in about 5 days weather I'm right or y'all right.
Curing Fish of Marine Ich Mike read this. And of course he's going to say his cure works. Listen I hope it works out for you but do me a favor just keep an eye on your fish that it doesn't come back and infect you main tank
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